TCS to recruit 10,000 more people than planned for this fiscal
“Last year, we announced 50,000 hiring and we are already close to that. We will be hiring 10,000 more above the last year’s target that brings the total hiring for FY13 close to 60,000,” Mukherjee said.
The company has hired 2,000 local employees in the US for the fiscal 2013, which is higher than last year’s hiring target of 1,600. The company has also increased its hiring in other markets. “We have increased our presence in Latin America where we are doing pretty well and have over 7,000 employees there,” Mukherjee said. “Maximum hiring (almost 95-96%) in regions like Latin America and China has been local.” TCS has decided to hire 25,000 trainees for the next fiscal.
Local hiring is one of the options for the company to avoid visa rejection issues. Visa rejection rate is still over 50%. “Visa issues are still the same but it’s difficult to speculate the future,” said Mukherjee. The company has, therefore, started shifting work to offshore locations. TCS is also looking to hire more sub-contractors in such regions where visa is an issue. “Visa planning is not easy because the H1 application process starts on April 1 and those who get through can travel only from September onwards. The application
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